PS Plus Premium Adds New Game

PS Plus Premium is now available in several locations across the world, giving fans a library of PS1, PS2, PSP, PS4, and PS5 games to play. This lets fans revisit some goldies of the classic systems, while also letting them check out more modern games. So far, the reception to PS Plus Premium has trended largely positive, and it’ll likely remain that way as Sony expands the library every month.

For example, Sony has already confirmed that stray will join PS Plus Extra (and PS Plus Premium encapsulates that) in July. It’s also expected to announce more Extra and Premium games midway through next month. While this structure will be beneficial, it seems PS Plus isn’t beyond adding some shadow drops every now and then, giving fans plenty of reasons to keep an eye on their library.

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Case in point: without any announcement or fanfare, subscribers in North America can access a new PSP game on PS Plus Premium. Super Stardust Portable can now be accessed within the classic games section of Premium, complete with up-rendering, rewind, quick save, and custom video filter features.

For those PS Plus Premium subscribers who may not remember it, Super Stardust Portable was released on PSP in November 2008, and the franchise has had numerous entries across multiple platforms, including Vita and PS3. In it, players must defend five planets from new dangers in shoot ’em up-style gameplay. This requires players to take on entire space fleets with two available game modes: arcade and planet.

Notably, the PSP section of PS Plus Premium is perhaps the most lacking in terms of titles, so it’s nice to see PS Plus Premium working on expanding. It could also be that, since the service launched not too long ago, Sony is still filling in some of its PS Plus Premium launch selection of games. Either way, dropping a new game out of nowhere is a good fit for such an expansive service.

Indeed, concerns about game preservation have been at an all-time high in recent years, as older consoles become obsolete and several games become trapped on these platforms. PS Plus Premium gives fans a huge library of older games, some of which were in this very trap, and it’s a nice way to preserve the golden past. PS Plus Extra gives fans access to PS4 and PS5 games, which is no doubt a great benefit, but it’s Premium’s respect for the past that makes it the top tier of the service.

PS Plus subscribers get a handful of new games every month.

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